iRODS 4.1.6 is the newest iRODS release.


Up-to-date iRODS Documentation is at

Release notes are available at

Documentation for earlier versions

Source Code

iRODS source code is available on GitHub at

Binary Distributions

Binaries are provided to install iRODS for specific combinations of architecture and operating system. Find your combination below and click to download.

Please note:

  • Deploying an iCAT server requires the iCAT package and one database plugin package.
  • Additional resource servers may be deployed using the resource server package.
  • To deploy iCommands on a client machine, use the iCommands package.
iCAT Server

*Please see this rpm installation how-to before installing.

Database Plugins

Note: lib_mysqludf_preg functions are required for MySQL. See the iRODS documentation for details.

Resource Server
iCommands CLI

This package installs just the client iCommands. Install this package if you want to have a system-wide installation of the iCommands (in /usr/bin), but do not want the entire server. The iCommands are already included in both the iCAT and Resource packages – so installing this package in addition is unnecessary (and will conflict).

Please confirm any checksum values before installing: checksums.txt

Technology Preview

The iRODS Consortium has been working with Consortium Member IBM to prepare and release iRODS for the POWER8LE architecture. Below are linked the second preview packages of iRODS 4.1.6 for Ubuntu 14.04 on POWER8LE.

Installation Examples

With .deb packages:

With .rpm packages:
Read and follow the RPM_INSTALLATION_HOWTO.txt instructions before installing an RPM.

Upgrade Examples

With .deb package:

Note, the database plugin should be upgraded at the same time as the iCAT plugin.

With .rpm package:

Note, the database plugin *must* be upgraded first, then the main iCAT plugin may be upgraded.

Development Tools

This package installs all the relevant header files necessary for development of iRODS plugins (microservices, resources, etc.). The development package requires the runtime package.

Runtime Libraries

This package installs precompiled shared object (.so) files. The runtime package is a dependency of the development package.

Authentication Plugins
Resource Plugins

Microservice Plugins

Earlier versions:

Binaries for iRODS 4.0.3
iRODS 4.0.3 Manual

Source code for iRODS 3.3.1 and earlier
Documentation for iRODS 3.3.1 and earlier